Reviews

Lunch review: Longsands Fish Kitchen

Lunch review: Longsands Fish Kitchen

Dean Bailey heads to Longsands Fish Kitchen for a very long lunch When the sea is within yards of the kitchen door, chefs have a duty to showcase its produce at its best. While many do battered cod a great ...

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Lunch review: Di Meo’s

Lunch review: Di Meo’s

Beth Dowd heads to the seaside for lunch in a little corner of Italy called Di Meo’s If you asked the 10-year-old me for her perfect Saturday, she would choose pizza and ice cream by the seaside. A few years ...

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Brunch review: Tyneside Bar Café

Brunch review: Tyneside Bar Café

Dean Bailey stops for brunch at the iconic Tynside’s Cinema’s Tyneside Bar Café Tyneside Cinema is a Newcastle institution, an old-school cinema that still does the movie experience properly; the kind of place where the film is at the centre ...

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Sunday lunch review: Vallum Tipi

Sunday lunch review: Vallum Tipi

Beth Dowd samples a new Sunday lunch experience at Vallum Farm Sunday lunch is a fascinating tradition. Built on the cornerstones of a magnificent roast joint, vegetables of the season and a rich gravy to bring it all together, it’s ...

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Dinner review: Bouchon Bistrot, Hexham

Dinner review: Bouchon Bistrot, Hexham

Victoria Moffman savours a taste of France at Bouchon, Hexham Having studied French and lapped up the country’s charm during seasons in the Alps years ago and during numerous visits since, it’s a lovely surprise to walk into Bouchon and ...

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Lunch review: The Battlesteads, Wark

Lunch review: The Battlesteads, Wark

Mark Carr enjoys lunch at The Battlesteads, Wark, in the Tyne Valley Wark is a haven of Northumbrian food. The village is surrounded by premium farmland and the Tyne’s fishing grounds lie on its borders. It is also home to ...

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Brunch review: St Vincent, Newcastle

Brunch review: St Vincent, Newcastle

Dean Bailey samples brunch at St Vincent, Newcastle When Terry Laybourne closed Caffe Vivo on Newcastle’s Quayside in October, we felt the city lost something very special, our go-to for great Italian food and wine exactly the way we liked ...

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Dinner review: Parichat at Sohe

Dinner review: Parichat at Sohe

Dean Bailey heads east to Parichat at Sohe, Jesmond, Newcastle It’s been a long day, a really long day, in fact, which has included a crumpet and some Shreddies for lunch. Even Appetite HQ lunches are dull some days.  I ...

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Review: By The River Brew Co

Review: By The River Brew Co

Dean Bailey grazes at By The River Brew Co Riverside Container Community Head to the city, and you’re spoilt for choice, from international market stalls to cool urban kitchens and the finest of fine dining. It takes a lot to ...

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Shop: Knitsley Farm Shop

Shop: Knitsley Farm Shop

Dean Bailey is sent on the office lunch run Appetite HQ is, not surprisingly, generally filled with treats. Indeed, there are times when even we may be jaded by the sheer quantity and quality of our daily bounty. Yet my ...

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